ATARC Federal Big Data Summit

December 13, 2016 | Marriott Metro Center | Washington, DC

The ATARC Federal Big Data Summit will be held on December 13, 2016 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

This educational, one-day symposium will examine the tools and technology the Federal government is using in data and analytics to enhance the mission.

For information on industry participation in the ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase, please send an e-mail to

Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

Christine Harvey, Senior Simulation and Modeling Engineer, MITRE

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Map and Directions

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 

Registration and Opening of ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

8:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
Introduction of Visionary Keynote
Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

8:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Visionary Panel – The State of Data in the Federal Government

How are Federal agencies dealing with the exponential growth of data within the government? What types of data strategies are being developing and implemented? What impact has emerging technology had on data and analytics? This panel will examine the state of data in the Federal government.

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Visionary Briefing

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
J.S. Hurley, Ph.D., Professor, Cyberspace Strategies, National Defense University iCollege

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break in ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Using Data and Analytics to Enhance the Mission

What impact does data have on the agency mission? This panel will examine successful tools and tactics to acquire, store, process, analyze and apply data to help meet and exceed the daily mission requirements of the Federal Government.

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Visionary Briefing

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Visionary Briefing

11:45 a.m.  1:00 p.m.
ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Visionary Briefing

MITRE-ATARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium

The MITRE-ATARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium features discussion and white-boarding between government and industry subject matter experts in a small-group setting. The outcomes of these sessions will be compiled in a White Paper with recommendations to the government.

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Logistics for MITRE-ATARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium

Christine Harvey, Senior Simulation and Modeling Engineer, MITRE

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Collaboration Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Break for Out Brief Preparation

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Session Out Briefs

4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.



1.   Participants should come prepared to:

  • Contribute and participate from specific domain/experience
  • Share ideas and build off each other’s contributions
  • Support the session facilitators and other team members
  • Write down ideas on whiteboard
  • Create best practices to support the event’s objectives and goals
  • Refrain from sales or business development conversations

2.   All discussed material must be publicly releasable

  • No Classified discussions
  • No proprietary discussions

3.   None of the discussions or artifacts constitute Government direction, nor should be interpreted as official Government position

atarc_logoThe host organization is the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center. ATARC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a collaborative forum for government, academia and industry to resolve emerging technology challenges. ATARC also introduces innovative technology from academic research labs to the Federal government and private industry.

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